Outside of the Russian duo of Medvedev and Rublev,there is Khachanov who made a good account of himself against Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece. He is a one time Masters Champion in the Paris Masters some time back. Let’s pick it up at 2-2 with the match back on serve at deuce. Karen loses the point after that little slip at the end of the point which gave the opportunity to Stefanos to play the drop shot at the net for the Greek to win the point.Khachanov would go up 4-2 in that first set. How about that brave drop shot at set point 3-2. First set to Khachanov 6-4.
This was a match based primarily on whoever wins the match is the one who won crucial points at the net. Both players were good at the net. Check out Tsitsipas up a break at 3-0 Khachanov serving. Stefanos played a backhand down the line at deuce adv Khachanov that would make you play the repeat button. The posture and footwork made that all happen. Tsitsipas would go on to win the set 6-3.The point of the match. In the third and deciding set, Karen serving up 3-1 and 30-15.The point looked lost to the Russian with Tsitsipas dominating the net. Karen scrumbles to make the backhand past Tsitsipas which was bang in the line. Karen was looking good for the semis now. However Stefanos would break back and level the scores. Watch at 4-4 ,try as he may Karen was losing the fight at the net. Tsitsipas would win set and match to set up a semi with Andrey Rublev in Saturday.